As for what stood out to me in the broadcast this morning, my favorite quote was from President Eyring when he was talking about the joy he has found in the gospel and then said, "The best is still to come because of our faithfulness." This struck me because I think that so much of the time we look back in our lives and we think that we have already lived the best part of our lives. I even find myself doing this with my mission at times or with the past week or even with the past day on occasion. President Eyring taught us such an important principle of the gospel through what he said. He taught us of eternal progression. We never need to cease our progression as long as we are faithful. Christ is continually beckoning for us to come closer to Him and partake of His love and mercy and to take upon us His yoke so that our burdens may be light. So I have now been thinking about what I can do to be more faithful in order to grow closer to Christ so that tomorrow can be better than today.
We were teaching this blind man, Herold, this week and he said something that took me back a little bit. We were talking about faith, and the member that was with us brought up the fact that faith can move mountains, and right after that comment was made Herold said, "faith can move mountains, but it will move me." And then he continued to tell us about how he has been determined his whole life to live independently even though he's completely blind and he told us a few stories about how God has led him through cities and side streets when he has felt lost before. This conversation that we had with him taught me a lesson about walking by faith rather than by sight. I learned that I need to trust God more and that I need to be willing to quite literally put my life in His hands and know that He will lead me in the right way and protect me.
I hope that all of us this week may feel of God's love for us and Christ's loving arms beckoning us to come unto Him.
I love you all!
Love, Elder Cluff